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Crisis Outreach Workers, CMHA Elgin Branch

Application Deadline: March 18, 2014

Competition # 2014-005CRI

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Elgin Branch is looking for individuals to provide client-centred, community-based Crisis Outreach Services to individuals with serious mental illness living in Elgin County. The position will include individualized assessment and planning, direct treatment, monitoring and support, systems advocacy and resource co-ordination.

Responsibilities

  • Support mental health consumers involved in the Crisis and Short-Term Services Program.
  • Provide clinical assessments, crisis intervention & stabilization, advocacy, environmental
    interventions, and appropriate community linkages to clients accessing these services.
  • Follow program support guidelines, working collaboratively to develop and implement individualized
    client care plans.

Skills and Qualifications
Candidates must possess:

  • a university degree, preferably in the area of nursing, social work, or occupational therapy;
  • demonstrated knowledge and skills in clinical assessment and treatment, crisis intervention and
    support, relapse prevention, and client advocacy;
  • a broad knowledge of, and practice in, evidence-based treatment approaches to working with
    individuals with serious mental illness;
  • competence in relevant computer applications, particularly the Microsoft Office suite and Outlook;
  • current First Aid / CPR certification;
  • a valid Class G or equivalent Ontario Driver’s Licence without restrictions;
  • means of transportation;
  • OPCF6a rider on vehicle insurance, or willingness to obtain;
  • a satisfactory criminal record check; and
  • ability to work flexible hours in a program that operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • registration with a college or professional body associated with their discipline;
  • two or more years of experience in the mental health field;
  • a broad knowledge of, and practice in, evidence-based treatment approaches to working with
    individuals with serious mental illness;
  • experience working with individuals with concurrent or co-occurring disorders; and/or
  • knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Compensation: $23.94 per hour

Please forward a resume quoting Job #2014-005CRI by 18 March 2014 to:
Human Resources Department
humanresources@cmhaelgin.ca